WiiU x 3DS

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Mars_x, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Mars_x

    Mars_x ♥♪!?

    Jun 25, 2009
    There was another discussion about this, but was more about using the 3DS as a controller and Stream Play.

    This thread is about creative ways Nintendo or other Developers could use both systems to enhance gameplay
    or reward the user in various ways.

    Think of this:
    I go out on a walk, bring my 3DS with me.
    Arrive home and see I got 10 Play Coins to spend.
    Boot up my WiiU, connect the systems and transfer those
    coins, so I can spend them on my WiiU system or games
    to get special apps, demos, in-game content and unlock
    misc. things, like with the 3DS!

    How about this?:
    My friend and I got the brand new Smash Bros Game.
    Only I got it for 3DS and he got it for WiiU.
    I go to his house and he is playing, I boot up my game
    with my 3DS and press A on "Search for WiiU Games"
    I see him playing so I press start, then I challenge him
    with my 3DS Exclusive characters… on the WiiU!!

    Or this?:
    Im playing the just-released Mass Effect: Second Universe
    a brand new WiiU experience. But I need extra experience points
    or new weapon add-ons, so I turn on my 3DS and choose
    Download Play, it recognizes ME:SU, and what do I see?
    A set of exclusive mini-games that give me WiiU in-game rewards!

    A similar idea could be this:
    Im playing a Noir-Style Detective game on the WiiU, throughout
    the game I find hidden special caches, I can only open them using
    in-game money or resources, OR I could use Download Play
    to see them, inside you could find hints and clues, or e-books
    expanding the story or giving a bit more background to the
    characters, maybe some caches will give you in-game money too!

    What else? This!!:
    Im playing Mario Party WiiU and I unlock pictures of the special
    Media Gallery, if I connect my 3DS I can see them in 3D, the same
    for videos, or maybe even transfer one mini-game to the 3DS
    to play it on the go.

    After one month of the WiiU release, Swapnote U is released
    the app lets me exchange messages with my WiiU Friends
    but also, with my little brother who is playing 3DS in his room
    or to my online friends with 3DS.

    How about a reverse situation? Instead of the WiiU giving
    games to the 3DS, how about the 3DS giving games to the WiiU?
    Mario Kart 7 had a hidden option that unlocked with the WiiU
    launch date. You can actually send a track and play with a friend
    using both systems and using the cameras you both see your faces
    on the screen! (Similar to how StarFox 64 3D multiplayer worked).

    The possibilities are endless and while you already have the WiiU Tablet and most content would have to be developed
    exclusively for the 3DS that does not mean it can't be done. What do you think? Share your ideas!

    sorry about my grammar and english, im not that pro.
  2. weavile001

    weavile001 Spiritmaster

    Jun 10, 2012
    that would be very cool,but I wouldn't dream like this
  3. gamefan5

    gamefan5 Kid Icarus Uprising connoiseur

    Aug 29, 2010
    Somewhere in this Earth
    Too much ideas and optimism for me. I'll let Nintendo surprise me with this one.
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  4. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    Global Moderator
    Sep 13, 2009
    Gaming Grotto
    No company will give you stuff for free just because you walked for a while, methinks... but it's a cool idea.
    And how, pray tell, would the exclusive characters appear in the WiiU game which isn't supposed to have them, technical issues aside? Still, do-able. There was a certain game that did it for the PocketPC and Windows - I believe it was called Sphere. You played an MMO portion on the PC, but you could log on the Pocket PC as well and interact with other players. There was also Lineage 2 Mobile that worked on some Japanese mobile platform... and a few other mobile games that connected with the PC... so yeah.
    Welcome to 1998 - Dreamcast already did it. I'm pretty sure that the PS1 and its memory attachment called the Pocket Station also did.
    Uhm... isn't that what a few DS games did? For example, connecting Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia to Castlevania: Judgement unlocked new characters you'd have to play the story through to unlock otherwise, alongside additional accessories.
    Dreamcast and NeoGeo, Dreamcast and VMU, N64 and the Transfer Pak with the GB/GBC, Gamecube and GBA - it's been done in the past. ;)
    Wii's Fatal Frame 2 plus 3DS's Spirit Camera, anyone?

    All those ideas are "good", but they're not a "novelty that can only be done on the WiiU". ;)
  5. heartgold

    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

    Sep 11, 2009
    Well you know Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has cross play between 3DS and Wii U versions local connection.

    One is right. ;)

    I hope Smash Bros do that too.
  6. yuyuyup

    yuyuyup GBAtemp Psycho!

    Apr 30, 2006
    United States
    USA MTN timezone
    An emphasis on locked content would undermine the already expensive extra-screen ecosystem, and frustrate gamers that don't own a 3DS. Why do they need 2 MORE screens to unlock some mini-game, doesn't make any sense. Also, there is already a pedometer coming out for the Wii U.
  7. Mars_x

    Mars_x ♥♪!?

    Jun 25, 2009
    Well, there is already this:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    No idea how it will work tho.

    Anyways, I said things that could be made, not necessarily new ideas. :)
    If you have novelty ideas, please share them.

    Nintendo already gives you content for free with the 3DS btw.

    Never knew about the pedometer. Do you happen to have the source?
    If it frustrates gamers that dont own a 3DS, let them get one then.
    Its entirely optional, part of the 'exclusivity' of having both systems.
  8. The Milkman

    The Milkman GBATemp's Official Asshat Milkman

    Jan 12, 2011
    United States
    Throwing milk at the bitches!
    You know Spotpass is really just a rebranding of Connect24 for the Wii right? Its kind of unique on the 3DS since certain hotspots can give out exclusive content but on Wii U, its just Connect24 with a new name, now if it was Streetpass...
  9. Mars_x

    Mars_x ♥♪!?

    Jun 25, 2009
    What, really? I did not know... never noticed :/
    But thanks!
  10. The Milkman

    The Milkman GBATemp's Official Asshat Milkman

    Jan 12, 2011
    United States
    Throwing milk at the bitches!
    Oh, and also great ideas!
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